Facebook has filed a patent application for a technology that will automatically detect the users' socio-economic status and segregate them into one of three classes -- working class, middle class or upper class. According to the patent, the social media giant wants to build a system that collects users' personal data,...
Facebook-owned messaging firm; WhatsApp launched their standalone mobile app for businesses; dubbed WhatsApp Business. The standalone app aims at helping SMEs effectively communicate with their clients and customers. WhatsApp announced the plans to kick off its WhatsApp for Business initiative back in September last year and launched a pilot by partnering with...
Instagram has confirmed to be testing a new feature with users in Brazil that allows them to share their Instagram Stories on WhatsApp with just a couple taps. TechCrunch confirmed that Facebook is looking to bring the new feature that patches photos and videos into a slideshow to WhatsApp. According to screenshots that were...
Facebook has announced that it is rolling out a new feature which leverages its facial recognition technology to tell you when it thinks you’ve appeared in a photo but haven’t been tagged. The company says that this will give users more control over how their images are being used on...
Facebook has announced an upgrade to its suicide prevention AI in order to respond and report about the users who are expressing thoughts of suicide either via posts or live videos. The company has always tried to connect a person in distress with people who can support them in an effort to build a...
Social media giant Facebook has launched its latest app, Local, as a rebranded and updated version of its previous standalone Events app - bringing together businesses, restaurants, bars, and more along with events. The new app features a simple place to search for fun things to do, all made possible by Facebook’s database...
This week, an expert team from Facebook will meet with leading South African and Zimbabwean representatives, civil society and experts to learn from, as well as provide practical advice in helping people to stay safe online. As part of its mission in giving people the power to build community...
Menlo Park-based social networking firm, Facebook Inc. came in terms with the developers of the now most used messaging platform; WhatsApp by acquiring it in 2014 in a deal worth USD$22 billion. At the time of the deal, WhatsApp was generating little revenue but the purchase price was slightly...
Facebook on Monday said that pages that make a habit of linking to bogus news stories will no longer be able to advertise at the world's leading online social network. The move is the latest shot fired by Facebook in its war against 'fake news' used to deceive instead of enlighten. "If Pages repeatedly share...
Facebook's recent move to give publishers a brand recognition on its platfrom see the social media giant releasing new tools that lets media houses display their logos alongside headlines. According to an announcement on Tuesday, publishers can put their logos next to headlines in the trending and search sections to give readers an...